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Mandeville to Spur Tree main road a pain for motorists

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — There is growing concern about safety on the roadway embracing Mandeville through Kingsland to Spur Tree, as well as the steep, winding, accident-prone Spur Tree Hill, because of the deteriorating surface. Read More

Flooding headache in Mandeville
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Some residents were left marooned in their homes, and several roads in this south-central town were inundated by floodwaters following heavy and persistent rain yesterday. ... Read More

Grave concern
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Respected funeral home operator Calvin Lyn has given the assurance that unmarked graves, in a section of Melrose Cemetery, which had been badly damaged — with coffins exposed in some cases — are being repaired.... Read More

Still not safe!
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Eight months after chief executive officer (CEO) of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), Shane Dalling raised concerns about licensed firearm holders being exposed to security risks at the FLA's Mandeville Regional Office, there is yet to be a relocation.... Read More

Water supply brings added energy to Junction

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 18 2020    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — Frank Witter knows that as was the case for other Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) winners in the September 3 General Election, the popularity of Prime Minister Andrew Holness contributed immensely to his success. Read More

COVID-19 death caution

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 18 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Directors Calvin Lyn is calling on the Government to swiftly pass long-awaited regulations to govern funeral homes. Read More

Water at last for Park Mountain Primary

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 11 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Blessed with a delightful singing voice, principal of Park Mountain Primary School, Carlene Williams-Heath celebrated in style. Read More

Crime down in Manchester, police say

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 11 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are reporting a 23 per cent reduction in major crimes recorded since the start of this year in comparison to the corresponding period last year (January 1 to October 8). Read More

'GREEN LIGHT'

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Members of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA), organisers of Western Championships, have given their backing for the staging of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) National Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships next year, but... Read More

Ganja farmers hijack water

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large, South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Her agitation was obvious as Melva Clarke spoke by telephone to the Jamaica Observer about water problems at the Southfield Housing Scheme last Monday. Read More

Tufton praises Sutherland for COVID-19 compliance

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The infection prevention and control measures implemented by business processing outsourcing (BPO) company, Sutherland were given full marks during a recent tour of its facility at Kingsland by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and local... Read More

Crippling cement shortage in St Elizabeth, Manchester

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Cement retailers in Manchester and St Elizabeth are struggling to meet demand because of what they say is a sharp dip in supply by the east Kingston-based Caribbean Cement Company. Read More

Rural St Elizabeth schools struggling to reach students

Kasey Williams Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 1 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Poor Internet connectivity and limited access to digital devices for students are causing major headaches for school leaders in deep rural northern St Elizabeth, ahead of the scheduled virtual reopening of schools on Monday. Read More

Digital laryngoscopes for Mandeville Regional Hospital

Sunday, September, 27 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester —The use of three donated digital laryngoscopes valued at $1.2 million over the last two months has greatly assisted medical staff at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, according to Alwyn Miller, chief executive officer at the hospital. Read More

St Elizabeth, Manchester high schools ready for October 5 online classes

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 27 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Long before the Ministry of Education's plan to use a cloud-based learning management system, some schools in Manchester and St Elizabeth expanded on their virtual classes to accommodate students due to the onset of the... Read More



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